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Childhood memories of life in Jamaica during the 1930s annd 40s

Childhood memories of life in Jamaica during the 1930s annd 40s

Esme recounts her life growing up as a child in Jamaica before she moved to London in the 1960s. Esme came from a poor, working class background and here she speaks of what it was like living in those circumstances. She talks about living conditions, schooling, looking for work and a typical Christmas for her and her family.

Childhood memories of war and evacuation

Childhood memories of war and evacuation

Harry Petman recounts his early childhood memories of living in war-struck London. As a small child, Harry was separated from his family and evacuated from the city. He talks about the impact this had on his family, how hard it was to be separated as a child and his school experience during this time.

The Blitz - Evacuation, Schooling and Rationing

The Blitz - Evacuation, Schooling and Rationing

Helen Penver recounts her experiences as a young girl growing up during The Blitz in London. In part two Helen tells us about her own personal experience of being evacuated as well as speaking about rationing and schooling during the war. She also tells us about how women had to make up their legs due to shortages in tights.

Growing up during The Blitz

Growing up during The Blitz

Helen Penver recounts her experiences as a young girl growing up during The Blitz in London. Helen recalls the bomb shelters, near-miss explosions and the famous 'war spirit' during such difficult times.

Moving from Ireland to London in the 1950s

Moving from Ireland to London in the 1950s

Bill McCourt recounts his experience moving from Monaghan, Ireland to London in 1952. He talks about the process of finding work after he arrived and discrimination within the Irish community in London during those times.